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Urban announces tour stops

Thursday, January 25, 2007 – Keith Urban announced Thursday that his 2007 Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing will hit 33 cites for 37 concerts.

The Tour starts in Phoenix June 8. Tickets will go on-sale on Saturday, Feb. 3. Members of Urban's online community, Monkeyville will have first access to advance tickets through keithurban.net beginning Jan. 29. Target, in most tour markets, and country radio listener clubs in all markets, will offer advance ticket access as of Jan. 30.

"I'm looking forward to getting back on the road, to reconnecting with everyone and to doing what it is that I love to do," said Urban. "To finally be able to present the songs from "Love, Pain (& the whole crazy thing) live, is something that I've been looking forward to doing since recording the album."

Urban released his new album in early November, but by that time he alreaday had checked himself into rehabilitation in Caliofrnia. he left there in late December and went to Australia where he reunited with wife Nicole Kidman.

No dates were announced, but the following sites will be part of the tour:
Phoenix - US Airways Center
Fresno, Cal. - Save Mart Center
Los Angeles - STAPLES Center
Austin - Frank Erwin Center
Dallas - American Airlines Arena
Oklahoma City - Ford Center
Milwaukee - Bradley Center
Omaha - Qwest Arena
Green Bay, Wisc. - Resch Center
Detroit Lakes - We Fest
East Rutherford, N.J. - Continental Arena
Philadelphia - Wachovia Center
Spokane, Wash. - Spokane Arena
Seattle - Key Arena
Richmond, Va. - Coliseum
Las Vegas - Mandalay Bay
St. Louis - Scottrade Center
San Jose - HP Pavillion
Sacramento, Cal. - Arco Arena
San Diego - ipayOne Center
Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun
Houston - Toyota Center
Des Moines, Ia. - Wells Fargo Arena
Moline, Ill. - Mark of the Quads
Memphis - FedEx Forum
Atlanta - Philips Arena
Worcester, Mass. - DCU Center
Washington - Verizon Center
Salt Lake City - Energy Solutions
Portland - Rose Garden Arena
Vancouver - GM Place
Edmonton - Rexall Place
Calgary - Saddledome

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